The Sony Xperia Z is getting closer to launch, Vodafone and Phones 4U have all opened pre-orders and as an added incentive early birds will get a pair of Sony's MDR-R1 headphones when they pre-order.

Indeed the first 1000 pre-orders at Vodafone and in-store at Phones 4U will get a free set of these pricey cans (RRP £299) along with their shiny new smartphone. Carphone Warhouse is offering the same incentive.

We can’t help but be excited by Sony’s newly announced Sony Xperia Z. It brings a few firsts to the brand including: first quad-core smartphone, first device to run Android Jelly Bean out-the-box and first handset to sport a 5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display.

We’ve already been lucky enough to have some hands-on time with the Sony Xperia Z and fit and finish appears to be paramount in it’s design. Sony’s design language as a whole has progressed wonderfully from the Sony Xperia T which held the flagship role for the latter part of 2012.

Check out the tariffs below and we'll keep this page updated with prices from other networks.

 

Sony Xperia Z Vodafone

Carphone Warehouse

The Xperia Z’s ‘coming soon’ page has been replaced by a full product page with links to Pay Monthly, PAYG and SIM free pricing as well as a full 3D model giving you a better chance to really look around Sony’s new flagship.

Pay Monthly

  • Three £33 a month (24 months) - 5000 texts, 500 minutes, unlimited data, handset cost £49
  • Vodafone £37 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 1GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset
  • O2 £41 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 2GB data, free handset

PAYG

  • O2 Pay & Go Go Go (30 days) - 75 minutes, 500 texts, 100MB data, required additional £10 top-up, handset cost £499.95
  • Vodafone Freedom (30 days) - 100 minutes, 300 texts, 50MB data, required additional £10 top-up, handset cost £499.95

SIM Free

  • £529.95

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Phones 4U

The Sony Xperia Z is now available for pre-order in both black or white and placing an order now will guarantee you a set of Sony MDR-1R on-ear headphones worth £299 as well.

Pay Monthly

  • Vodafone Your Plan £33 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 600 minutes, 500MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £29
  • Vodafone Your Plan £37 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 1GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset

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Three

The first 1,000 customers to visit a Three store and pre-order a Sony Xperia Z on a 24-month contract with will receive a pair of Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones worth £299.

Pay Monthly

  • Ultimate Internet 500: £34 a month (24 months), unlimited data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, handset cost £69
  • The One Plan: £36 a month (24 months) unlimited data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, handset cost £69

PAYG

  • £449.99
  • All in One 15  £15 (30-day access) unlimited data, 300 minutes, 3,000 texts
  • All in One 25 £25 (30-day access) unlimited data, 500 minutes, 3,000 texts 

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Vodafone

Like Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U, Vodafone are offering up the Xperia Z with the same Sony MDR-1R headphones for the first 1000 pre-orders before February 28th.

Pay Monthly

  • Vodafone £29 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 300 minutes, 250MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £149
  • Vodafone £33 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 600 minutes, 500MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £99
  • Vodafone Red Data Plan £42 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 2GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset

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Clove

The latest name to confirm that they’ll be able to offer the Sony Xperia Z to UK customers and the first to grant us initial SIM-free pricing. According to Clove, the Z will be available unlocked for £528 (including VAT), with both black and white options expected to become available from March 1st.

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Expansys

Expansys will be selling the Sony Xperia Z SIM-free from February 28th, it will priced £529.99 (including VAT) and be available in black and white.